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Set to music; PNG to present ‘Freaky Friday’

PORT NECHES — When a mother and her teenaged daughter magically switch bodies, chaos and humor abound in this retelling of an old story.

Port Neches-Groves High School theater students are taking on the new and updated Disney’s Freaky Friday the musical. Sydney Burrows plays Catherine the mother, Brianna Cobos plays Ellie the daughter and Ross Lefort portrays Adam, the love interest of Ellie.

Caleb Dominguez in a scene from Disney’s Freaky Friday the musical at Port Neches-Groves High School on Monday.
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Burrows said she is a bit like her character while Cobos said the same.

“I like it because it’s like my personality,” Cobos said. I’m not neat. It’s a switch for me to act professional, have good posture.”

Lefort easily described his character.

“He’s really confused most of the time,” Lefort said with a laugh.

The three thespians are not new to musical theater, having taken part in it in the past. And as for the future, only Cobos and Lefort plan to pursue acting. Burrows is set to major in biomedical science and play music on the side.

Port Neches-Groves High School theater students practice a dance scene for Disney’s Freaky Friday the musical on Monday.
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The cast members are hoping to fill the seats and said the production is fun to watch and the music is fun as well.

Melissa Eyles, theater director, said the original Freaky Friday was made into a musical a few years back and the rights to schools to produce the musical were only released a few months ago.

Show times for Disney’s Freaky Friday the musical will be:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
  • 3 p.m. Sunday
  • 7 p.m. Monday

Tickets cost $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. The high school is located at 1401 Merriman St., Port Neches.

Serena Harvey, left, and Maura Gibson rehearse a scene from Disney’s Freaky Friday the musical at Port Neches-Groves High School on Monday.
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